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internetnews.com: Red Hat Maps Desktop Linux Strategy

May 04, 2004, 14:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Red Hat Chairman and CEO Matthew Szulik is slated to announce the company's new desktop client strategy at a press event in London today.

"The Red Hat Desktop offering is a strategic attempt by the number one Linux distributor to extend the reach of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product line on the server side to the client desktop. It is also aimed at eating into Microsoft's dominance on the desktop, as the company works on Longhorn, its next-generation version of Windows. "With some of the changes that are going to be in place in Microsoft's Longhorn and some of the pretty significant paradigm shifts that customers will have to go through with that as well as the fairly significant installed based of Win95/98/2000 in the market today, customers are really starting to question what their long term strategy is going to be and are starting to look for alternatives," Red Hat program director Mike Ferris told internetnews.com..."

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